The California Federation of Teachers and Gov. Jerry Brown have reached a deal to unite behind a ballot initiative in November on tax increases to fund schools and close a state budget deficit.
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March 16, 2012
March 14, 2012
North Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) signed a new teacher evaluation and performance pay law on Tuesday, over the protests of the state teachers union.
March 12, 2012
James W. Guthrie, a long-time education finance and policy scholar currently with the George W. Bush Institute, will take over as Nevada's next state schools chief.
March 09, 2012
A Florida measure that would have let parents petition for failing schools to be converted into charters or otherwise overhauled died in the state Senate on a 20-20 vote.
March 07, 2012
New York State has created a website to allow parents and others to track the progress of school districts in implementing new teacher evaluations.
March 02, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union, among others, has raised concerns about a bill that appears to allow student-led prayer at school assemblies.
February 27, 2012
During a visit by the nation's governors to the White House, President Obama urges them against making deep cuts to education, as some of them have done over the past few years.
February 25, 2012
Governors from around the country convene for the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington.
February 17, 2012
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal favors the creation of a "parent trigger" law, making him just the latest state policymaker to show an interest in the idea.
February 14, 2012
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set a deadline for the state and teachers reaching a deal on a new teacher evaluation plan.